During the beginning of the pandemic, small-scale studies were conducted linking neurological illnesses and coronavirus. More recently, a larger study confirmed that a high percentage of coronavirus patients have a neurological symptom or may suffer from brain damage.
Scientists are looking at the connection between COVID-19 and a neurological condition called Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This hasn't been the first time the syndrome has been linked to pandemics, and experts are trying to find out why.
Scientists have found more evidence connecting coronavirus to severe neurological complications which may lead to permanent brain damage and diseases such as Guillain-Barre Syndrome and encephalomyelitis.
Rachael Bailey was diagnosed with a rare disease called Guillain-Barre Syndrome when she was 19. Now at 25, she has fully recovered and is ready to start the new chapter of her life as a physiotherapist, just like the "heroes" who brought her back to health.